WashU Cross Country Teams Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

WashU Cross Country Teams Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Honors

St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 25, 2016 – The Washington University in St. Louis men's and women's cross country teams had 10 individuals earn NCAA Division III All-Academic honors for the 2015 season, and both teams were recognized with All-Academic Team honors, as announced by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). 

The WashU women were one of 207 women's teams recognized with All-Academic Team honors, finishing with a cumulative team GPA of 3.53. The WashU men posted a cumulative team GPA of 3.49 to be one of 151 men's programs to earn the honor. 

In addition to the team recognition, the WashU women had six individuals earn USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, while the men's team had four honorees. Junior Sarah Curci and senior Ellen Toennies each earned the honor for the third year in a row, while junior Kimberly Johnson and sophomore Alison Lindsay were repeat selections from 2014. Freshman Ellie Degen and sophomore Aly Wayne each earned All-Academic honors for the first time in their careers.

On the men's side, senior Adam Streicher was selected for All-Academic honors for the second year in a row, while senior Alex Goldberg, sophomore David O'Gara and junior Ben Rosenkranz were each first-time All-Academic selections.

In order to qualify for USTFCCCA All-Academic honors, a team must have a cumulative team GPA of at least 3.10 through the fall semester. USTFCCCA All-Academic honors are given to individuals who have a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher and who placed in the top 25 percent at their respective NCAA Regional Championships. A total of 352 student-athletes representing 207 teams earned All-Academic status on the women's side, while 268 men's student-athletes from 151 teams were honored.